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Hiring Support When Self-Publishing

Once you’ve decided to self publish, it’s important to sit down and decide which aspects of your book to handle yourself, and which aspects you’d like to outsource. When it comes to self-publishing, the least expensive option is definitely to handle everything on your own. When it comes to producing a professional looking book however, inexpensive should not always be the deciding factor. READ MORE

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What Authors Need to Know About Branding

It’s such an exciting time to be an author!

Writers can now self-publish, which gives them more freedom and control over their work than ever before. However, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility.
Nowadays, the self-published writer’s role goes well beyond completion of the manuscript. Now there’s branding, marketing and selling to explore. And if you’re a savvy self-published author, you’ll want to pay close attention to these branding facts.

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Writing Just Got Easier With Grammarly

Ever unsure of your grammar when you’re writing your book or maybe even a blog post? Or maybe you’re a whiz and you want to double check your work. Sure, there are editors for that but if you’re worried about the growing expenses in publishing or you simply don’t have the time to have someone look over your work, there is now an extension for that. Grammarly is a grammar and spell check application that uses innovative methods to search and detect any errors.  The extension, found on Google Chrome store, can even check your grammar on social media websites like Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and anywhere else on the web while also giving you the option to upload original work for a quick glance over.  Grammarly currently offers two versions for writers to test out for themselves. Grammarly offers limited services compared to their priced option ($29.95 CAD), Grammarly premium.

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5 Concrete Ways to Curate Your About Page

 

As a writing coach and mentor to entrepreneurs and creatives, I’ve learned that most people would rather be stuck in a snowstorm than write content for their website—especially if it’s about themselves. “I’m a really bad writer,” or “I really hate writing about myself,” are just two of the things I hear small business owners routinely say. Yet, in most cases I’ve found that these statements are rarely the truth.

In other words, the person who says they’re a “really bad writer” is typically a decent writer, yet perhaps she was told as a child that she wasn’t any good, or maybe she had a language teacher in school who embarrassed her when he asked her to read a poem she’d written in front of the class.

And, what about the entrepreneur who doesn’t like writing about himself or herself?

I think that part of the reason is because it forces entrepreneurs and business owners to take a good, long look at their motivations for starting their business in the first place. No easy task!

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Tips For Being a Better Writer

Writing is a form of expression that requires more heartfelt effort than possibly any other craft. Regardless of who you are and what your subject matter is, a writer will consistently be striving to become a better, more dedicated person of prose. If you’ve found yourself wishing that you could be a better, more dedicated writer, these tips may help you find your feet and your success.

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